Area Sports

Red Hots ease to big win over Divas

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Teams at the Grenada Youth League were in full action both Thursday and Friday of last week. Here is what happened in Thursday’s games. Farm League Layne Hart McLendon and Maddox Rainey both had homeruns to lead the Mud Bugs to a 13-6 win over the Fireballs. Cole Sullivan and…

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GYL teams have busy start to year

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada Youth League teams dodged forecasted rains for both Thursday and Friday and were able to play a full slate of games both days. The majority of Friday’s games were highly-competitive with the final outcome being either one or two runs. One of the most exciting games came in the…

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Kirk Academy honors athletes

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Before a big crowd, Kirk Academy parents and supporters gathered Tuesday at the gymnasium to honor the accomplishments of its athletes, both on and off the field. With the exception of the state track meet participants, the 2018-19 sports season has come to a close at the school. Awards were…

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Lady Chargers fall in Game 3

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Lady Chargers knew the task ahead when they opened the best of three series with six-time defending state champion Neshoba Central. Grenada needed two solid games to dethrone the Lady Rockets. They came so close to doing that but fell short. In game one, Grenada rallied from a…

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Lady Chargers advance with late rally

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Sometimes heart can do more for you than athletic ability. The Grenada Lady Chargers weren’t given much of a chance in their opening round Class 5A Playoff series against unbeaten Lewisburg. They proved everyone wrong and in dramatic fashion. GHS used a two-run bottom of the sixth in the opening…

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Charger clinch playoff berth

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Chargers found themselves in a must-win situation last week hosting Lafayette and West Point. Lack of offensive production has haunted GHS for the majority of the 2019 season. They showed signs of life with 16 hits in a 13-3 win over South Panola. Against Lafayette, GHS pounded out…

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GHS duo captures division title

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School began the stretch run of the 2019 tennis season Tuesday taking part in the Region 2-5A Tournament hosted at PNC Park in Oxford. Teams from Grenada, Lafayette, Saltillo and West Point competed for spots in the state tournament next month. The winner and runnerup in each division…

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Chargers walk off Green Wave

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Sometimes a gritty team with a lot of fight can be as tough or tougher than a team full of outstanding athletes. Tuesday, the Grenada Chargers went back into division play as they hosted West Point in an important Division 2-5A contest. Grenada scored on a wild pitch in the…

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Lady Chargers ease past Lafayette

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor      Winning four of their first five games to open the season, the Grenada Lady Chargers opened the division schedule Thursday at home against the Lafayette Lady Commodores. Grenada fell behind early 2-0. They would rally with a run in the second and add four in the third holding…

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